Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors: Cybersafety for Survivors and Advocates (Morning Session)

In partnership with Ohio Victim Witness Association (OVWA), this training is meant for front-line advocates who are navigating the use of technology to provide support to survivors. Whether answering hotline calls, hosting online support groups, or facilitating a forum discussion, this webinar will look at the challenges and opportunities raised by virtual and online-support services. Many of the skills needed are those that advocates already have. We’ll look at how the existing skills of empathy and active listening translate to online spaces. We’ll also explore considerations for ensuring informed consent, prioritizing privacy and confidentiality, and maintaining tech security, as well as the risks and safety concerns associated with technology for advocates and the survivors they support.

Trainers: Alicia Williamson, MSW, LSW, ODVN Director of Training and Program Services; Emily Kulow, ODVN Director of Housing and Meaningful Access; Wendy Ricks-Hoff, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Ohio Victim Witness Association; Bill Wagg, Customer Success Manager at Irth Solutions

CEUs: To obtain 5 CEUs, you are required to attend the entire training and complete the evaluation. When you go to register, please include your complete license number if you are a licensed counselor or social worker in Ohio.

Deadline to Register: Monday, January 17, 2022

American Sign Language interpreters will be available.

Upon registering, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you have not, please contact training@odvn.org.


Jan 20 2022


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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